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Clematis crispa [= Viorna crispa]

Swamp Leatherflower, Southern Leatherflower

Scientific Name:

Clematis crispa [= Viorna crispa]

Genus:

Clematis

Species Epithet:

crispa

Common Name:

Swamp Leatherflower, Southern Leatherflower

Plant Type

Woody Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Marshes, tidal and non-tidal swamps, floodplain forests, disturbed wet or moist areas.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Nectar plant for insects. Seeds for birds.
Most common on the coast. Has been observed in Henderson County in the mountains.

Bloom on Vine

image

Matt Albright

Bloom

image

Matt Albright

Close Up

image

David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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